SOUTH BEND, Indiana (Ticker) -- Josh Cummings kicked a 32-yard field goal with one second remaining to propel Pittsburgh to a 41-38 upset of Notre Dame.
The win was the first in the last seven visits to South Bend for the Panthers (6-3), a span covering 18 years.
Tyler Palko sparked Pittsburgh with 334 passing yards on 26-of-42 attempts, including five touchdowns, the most thrown against the Fighting Irish in their storied history.
In a seesaw battle, Palko threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Steve Buches for a 28-21 lead with 2:55 remaining in the third quarter. Notre Dame responded with a 19-yard TD catch by Rashon Powers-Neal 37 seconds into the fourth to retie the score.
Palko added a nine-yard TD pass to Erik Gill for a 38-35 lead with 2:24 remaining and, after the Irish completed a 45-yard field goal, led Pittsburgh on a six-play, 55-yard drive in the final minute to set up the game-winning kick for Cummings.
Buches caught two touchdown catches and Gill added six receptions for 89 yards for the Panthers, who scored on all seven possessions in the red zone en route to their fourth win in five games.
Brady Quinn threw for 259 yards and three touchdowns but was intercepted twice for Notre Dame (6-4), which absorbed its third home loss in its last four games.